my new Bond article in the Mirror today
Bond in Rome
Second blast-away movie in 1 week, David Ayer FURY is searing, gripping and bloody astonishing. April ’45 the US push in Germany where men are fighting to the death in the last throws of horror. Pitt is a proper actor here and not the same inevitable Brad Pitt in every movie, and the men come together in terror and horror and grow their love and bonds with each other. Another night of sobbing for me. Well done to David Ayer, Oscar material
How dumb am I or should I be proud of this ignorance? Maggie Smith agrees to selfie with me on my iPhone
I look and her and say , but I don’t know how to do it, do you ? Absolutely not she says and has to leave! So this is all I got! Someone else who did bloody well know how to capture her filming as Primrose Hill bag lady.
Homeland ! Bring it on! But please can Carrie just stop this acerbic explosive weird behaviour as its getting a bit tiresome
Sunday Times Page 21 – see my piece against fois gras and its unspeakable cruelty – TV stars buy from foie gras butcherPosted in SharonSpeak on October 25th, 2014 by Sharon Feinstein
Sharon Feinstein Published: 19 October 2014
O’Shea: ‘geese not harmed’ O’Shea: ‘If I thought an animal was being abused I wouldn’t sell it’
ANDREW MARR and the X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary are among celebrities defying protests over the sale of foie gras at a butcher’s shop owned by a friend of Jamie Oliver.
The television presenters are buying meat from Jack O’Shea despite protests in Primrose Hill, north London.
Far from being deterred, O’Shea says he is determined to bring foie gras from France for his clients. Oliver signed a photograph of O’Shea in his shop to show support.
Marr, the BBC presenter who moved to Primrose Hill last year after suffering a stroke, said: “People have wanted a butcher in Primrose Hill for a very long time. For me the abysmal treatment of chickens in factory farming is a far bigger issue.”
O’Shea said: “Eighty-five per cent of people here want foie gras. Jamie [Oliver], Mary Portas, Dermot O’Leary, [the comedian] Russell Howard and Andrew Marr wouldn’t come in if they objected.”
Production of foie gras is illegal in the UK because of the suffering of geese as workers push pipes down their throats three times a day to pump in grain and fat, causing their livers to swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Birds have difficulty standing, tear out their own feathers and cannibalise each other from stress. Selling foie gras is legal.
Peter Egan, who lives nearby and plays Hugh “Shrimpy” MacClare in ITV’s Downton Abbey, was appalled. “It dismays me to think that someone I admire as much as I do Andrew Marr should come back from a life-changing stroke only to embrace an appetite that gives no such option to the animals killed to satisfy his taste buds,” he said. “Only humans, celebrating their careless appetite to titillate their taste buds, subjugate all other creatures to horrendous violence.”
O’Shea said: “ If I thought an animal was being abused I wouldn’t sell it. I went out to the farm in France and [when] the farmer whistles for his geese they come galloping down the hill for feeding time. They sit on his lap and he gets this thing and pops it down their gullet.
But Egan hit back. “Mr O’Shea should try having his gut stuffed with grain, through a hose, before declaring it doesn’t bother the duck.”
Jane Frampton, 33, who founded the London Vegan Actions group with sister Phoebe, 23, said: “ We will carry on until we stop him.”
What barbaric logic allows a leadership to use children, women and babies as weapons of war and even praise them for their martyrdom! I am baffled as to why the people of Gaza don’t turn on Hamas! Is it because they’re too busy trying to shelter without any bomb shelters or warning sirens as are in place in Israel and would be in any civilised country under threat? Or is it because they’re unable to have a voice against the brutal terror group ? People must stop misplacing their natural heartfelt compassion with the dying Palestinians as a right to turn against Israel and direct their high emotion towards the truly evil Hamas, who will stop at nothing to destroy Israel including slicing through the hearts of their own people . And by the way well done to Jon Voight- who has always been very good to me- for standing up for Israel and it’s beleaguered PR fight in the rest of the world
Iran still just a few turns away from a nuclear bomb, holding onto all thier advances over the last 5 years. Does Obama just need a boost to his ailing Presidency! Not in the slighest convinced by his assurances of ‘ a peaceful Iran nuclear programme ‘ from now on. Too little for too much concession, the sanctions vice loosened too soon. I am sure the Ayatollahs are having a hate fest at the West’s easy roll over
loaded a new page to my website under Showbiz